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NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
to turn the country around. >> president obama urged congress to get a deal done when they returned from christmas break. president obama was among the dignitaries that attended the memorial service for the senator. the world war ii was the first japanese-american elected to both houses of congress, serving hawaii for 50 years. he died of respiratory complications last monday. he was 88 years old. former president bush is still in stable condition in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized since november undergoing treatment for bronchitis. doctors are opportunistic he will make a full recovery. they said today he still needs to build up strength before they can release him. no discharge date has been set . >> it looks like the weather will be active as we head into the holiday week. just a few scattered clouds right now. when we turn the corner toward christmas, that will change. it is dry right now at the airport. there is a chance we could see light rain or snow during the day on monday, christmas eve. it should be drawn on christmas day. a bigger st
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
john boehner, his plan b went bust. before leaving town president obama urged congress to pass a mini-plan that would preserve middle class tax rates. the president is now in his native hawaii for a quick christmas break. briana keiller joins us from honolulu. hello, briana. is this fiscal cliff deadline getting closer, what do we think will happen as the holidays rolls out here? >> reporter: well, there's one sort of last ditch effort possibility here, don, and that is when the senate reconvenes on the 27th, it's possible that either they could try to pass something and sort of force it on the house or it's possible that they could take a bill that they've already passed back in july with the threshold of those tax hikes being at the $250,000 level and that they could kind of say to the house, okay, now the ball is in your court. you have to deal with this, but it's still very much a possibility, don, that this doesn't work out, that we go over the fiscal cliff, and that was reflected today on the sunday shows from both democrats and republicans. take a listen. >> passing plan b, the
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
tonight, fiscal cliff hanger, president obama calls on congress to act after christmas on a scale-down deal that would spare the middle class from tax hikes on the first of the year. the president met with harry reid and spoke with john boehner. is a grand bargain still possible when everyone is leaving town? >> a week from the shooting massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead, we have heard plenty of people calling for new gun control laws but very little from the national rifle association until now. in a bizarre news conference, the head of the nchl ra said the solution of gun violence in this country is simple, more guns. armed officers in every school. it is the same line we have heard before from the nra. has the country's relationship with guns fundamentally changed since newtown. what we saw last night from house republicans is yet another symptom of a real problem for the gop. they don't believe in compromise. they have lurnlged too far to the right. president obama tapped kerry to be the next secretary of state. let me finish with the great new movie about g
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quiccly come up wiih a solution to avert somee end-of-year tax hikes associated with tte fiscal -3 cliff. in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress & po work towards a package that -3 prevents a tax hike on iddle class amerrcans, protects million americans and lays the groundwork for further work onn both and deficct reduction. tte remarks came after house ppeakerrjohn boehner failed to -3 pustee enoughhof his party's -&psupport to bring his "plannb" to the floor. is prooosal woold have effectively aisedd taxes only on hose americans making more thannone million & dollars a year. we had a number of our memmees who juss really didn't want to be taxes. the two ides ach left the capitollfor the christmassholidayy, bbaminn the ooher ffr inaction.. democrrts said thursday's faiiure in he house pointed to a need for more compromise by the g-o-p. house message loud and cleaa that a comprreensive solution to the looming fiscal clifffwiil need to bb a bipartisan solution. se
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 2:00am EST
congress they load tup with junk. obama may call it stimulus but it is it pork. >> emac knows this well and it was there on seatism it is awful. >> in uation like that. block grant the money to the states and see what the needs are and go to it. >> mgan what about that idea. >> you need to get out of congress and away from the red tape. >> emac you are there practically every day since the struck. >> federal aid still hasn't arrived. >> they are without electricity and see this turn into an unseemly food fight is discouraging and indictive and the senate hasn't passed a budget . secret gain of six and it is silliness . i hear john tammy . you do federalize and encourage waste and that stalls. >> john, this may turn into a great study of why the feds are getting involved and we should go the direction steve was saying. >> this would be wowhy the federal government's involvement in legal things leads to disaster. >> people would elect more carefully locally if they knew it was theirs rather than to be paid for by everybody else. >> have a very merry christmas at mickey d's. this big mac m
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
, and upheld obama care. next, those republicans in congress who broke publicly with grover norquist to support the idea of higher tax rates on the healthy, or, bobby and wallace edwards, parents of john edwards, who trooped behind him every day to that north carolina courthouse to stand with their son. or, was it this -- >> one nation, under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all! [cheers and applause] chris: gabby giffords who survived an assassination attempt. sam? >> gabby giffords, when she did that, my heart sank. this brave woman coming back from -- she should have been dead. how did she survive? chris: she decided not to run for re-election and she knew she wasn't up for it. >> she made the right decision. chris: what about backbone? >> a republican hasn't voted for a tax increase in congress since 1990 and in the last couple of weeks republicans have talked about and said they're for tax rate increases. that is is a huge sea change in that party, the beginning of wisdom on physical sanity. >> gabby giffords, she did it with a smile. that took a lot of guts to get in front of tha
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
to that pledge that goes fa beyond grover norquist. >> those conservative members of congress have a mandate just the way president obama does. so does speaker boehner. whenr. obabama comes down pennsylvania anue and does something he hasas never been inclined to do, put together aa coalition in the middle of whatever moderate democrats and republblicans he confined, get off his high horse about spending, and make those compromisises that he needs to make, he is not going to win. that in i itself would empower speaker boehner which would be to his advantage. mr. oba needs to start acting like the president of the united states if he wanants to resolve this. >> you do come down awful har on the psident. any criticis for republicans? >> if you go back five years, i was quite critical of f present bush when n he came up short. i have not worked on any republican campaign. i have criticism not so much for spear boehner because he is in a very tough position. last night i saiwould you vote for t these two bills? absolutely. youave to compromise. >>>> speaker boehner has said he is the most optimistic
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
on reducing gun violence in america to congress, president obama this week mentioned a number of sensible gun control measures. but he also paid homage to the conventional washington wisdom from mental health issues to school safety. his spokesman jay carney said earlier this is a complex problem that will require complex solution. gun control carney from the only answer. let me respectfully disagree. the problem is not complex and the solution is blindingly obvious. there are three sets of causes that people point to when talking about events like the one in newtown. first, the psychologist of the killer. second, the environment of violence in our culture. third, the easy access to guns. each of these might explain any single event, but what we should be trying to understand is not one single event, but why we have so many of them. let's look at the facts. according to the u.n.'s office on drugs and crime, the u.s. gun homicide rate is 30 times that of france or australia. it is 12 times higher than the average for other developed countries. why is that? if psychology is the main course, we
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
. and across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget. even with congress's adjourned and president obama out of town some lawmakers today talked about a last minute deal. >> my own belief is what we ought to do is take speaker boehner's last offer the president's last offer split the difference. that would be a package of about $2.6 trillion. you couple that with the 1.1 trillion already done. that would be close to the $4 trillion we need to stabilize the debt and begin to bring it down. >> i would vote for revenues including tax rate hikes even though i don't like them, to get a-- to save the country from becoming greece tax rate hikes are part of the solution driven by the president. but he's going to get tax rate hikes. to my republican colleagues, if we can protect 99% of the american public from a tax hike that is not a tax increase in my books. >> jeff: with christmas just two days away last minute gift guire-- buyers are out. today shopper track said saturday was the busest day of the holiday season behind black friday. however a cut in spending forecast from 3.3% of growth this
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
, partisan bickering has been put aside. you have members of congress and president obama at the funeral service for the late senator daniel inouye. harry reid is also at that event. will he talk to president obama? white house officials right not being fairly tight-lipped on that matter. not telling us if there are any meetings scheduled at this point in time. they, again, call this a working vacation and say that staffers are working on this behind the scenes. melissa? >> hang on just a second. let me bring in nbc news political editor diminico montenero. what do you think about the majority leader flying all the way to hawaii? >> i think they realized they have three options, small deal, a big deal or go over the cliff, and right now the most likely scenario is a small deal. something that puts us past the fiscal cliff but then brings the fiscal issues into the new year which has a lot of potholes for the president. has a lot of things to get done on his legislative agenda, so worried about how going over the cliff might impact the economy immediately. >> who is more likely to take th
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
- called fiscal cliff. the president and congress have left town for the holidays. house speaker boehner is in and obama is in hawaii. >> i'm stuck here in washington americans from showing more money to uncle sam next year. the gauche nations between white house and house speaker speaker boehner fell apart. negotiations between the white house and house eager .peaker boehner fell apart the president said that he is to working on a smaller deal avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the president is making changes when it comes to his inauguration. this time there will only be o official balls. there'll be a concert honoring .he lee terry families saturdaye held on before inauguration. out of egypt, how millions e voted on the disputed constitution. also, this cruise ship is isn't beingto italy m.rubbed from top to botto >> staring up controversy in virginia. breaking news out of egypt tonight. the constitution has received a majority of yes from more than 70%. the results were posted on the muslim's brotherhood website. was about 8ut million people. official results will not be announced for severa
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
now to preventing the next tragedy, with president obama appointing a task force for gun violence and members of congress calling for stricter gun control measures. but my guest this week says the heart of the problem is not the availability of weapons, but the abundance of individuals with severe mental disorders who are not being treated. dr. e fuller is the founder of the treatment advocacy center and author of the "insanity offense" how america's failure it treat the seriously mentally ill is endangering its citizens. doctor torrey. welcome here. and you've written you're not against guns, but people's access. how many people are we talking about across the united states. >> it's a gun problem and a mental illness problem and 7 million at any given time, of these, half are not being treated at any given time and about 1% or 70,000 are potentially dangerous at any given time and we're not treating those people. >> paul: how do we get around to treating them? we don't know, for example, that adam lanza really was mentally ill. we haven't seen if -- we don't know if there was a f
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
that governing is a shared responsibility between both parties in this congress laws can only pass with support from democrats and republicans, and that means nobody gets 100 percent of what they want. lou: there are only ten days remaining tothe fiscal cliff. president obama headed to value within actually minutes, and members of congress have also gone home for chrrstmas vacation already. in a news conference today, speaker boehner admitted negotiations wh the president ha, indeed, been difficult. >> until the president on monday, these are my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers, $1 trillion in new revenues, 850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom-line. he could not go any further. lou: and he didn't. the plan be option collapsing last night when he failed to get republican support to raise taxes on only those making more than a million dollars a year. over in the senate majority leader harry reipounced on the very public embarrassing defeat. >> we knew the so-called plan b was no plan at al. it could not pass the senate. it turns out, it could not pass the house either.
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
increases and spending cuts. still, congress has gone home for the holidays. and today, president obama and his family arrived in honolulu, where they'll celebrate christmas. the president says he is ready to return to make a deal. retailers called today "super saturday." it is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. businesses are banking on it because so far this season, sales numbers have not been as strong as many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around is a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. within the last month, what have your sales been? >> they're up from last year about 5.5%, but some of that is the influence of the early hanukkah. >> reporter: he's doing better than most retailers. shoppertrak, which monitors consumer behavior nationwide, predicted holiday sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut it to 2.5%. >> the traffic growth has been solid, but people are still very tight with their purse strings. >
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
had been serving an 18-month sentence. >>> with no deal on the fiscal cliff in sight and congress on holiday recess, president obama officially started his christmas vacation. the first family arrived in honolulu yesterday. mr. and mrs. obama and their daughters sasha and malia will spend the holiday in the president's home state of hawaii. and just to make you a little enveous, the temperature there this morning -- envious, the temperature there this morning 72 degrees. >> i am a lot envious. >>> it is a holiday tradition for the young and the young at heart. the annual christmas train garden is going on right now in baltimore county. >> wjz's sharon ja bala is there checking out the largest animated train garden in the area. good morning, sharon. >>reporter: good morning, guys. if there was any train garden that you see this year, it should be this one. it is the biggest, most elaborate train garden that i have ever seen. the details are absolutely spectacular, and we have one of the men that is behind it, bob francis, with the weiss aven
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
. president barack obama is now in hawaii for christmas with his family. yesterday he urged the congress to adopt a stopgap measure to prevent taxes from rising on income under $250,000 a year and keep benefits flowing to unemployed folks. house speaker john boehner, he's home in cincinnati tonight. he failed to get members of his own party to support his plan b proposal for ending the crisis. today boehner was back on the attack, blaming democrats for the stalemate by refusing to include entitlements in the networkses. >> what the president has offered won't do anything to help our spending problem and address the crippling debt. he wants more spending and tax hikes that will hurt our economy, and he refuses to challenge the members of his party to deal honestly with thentitlement reform and the big issues facing our nation. that's why we find ourselves here today. >> the president said since the deal had not been reached he would be returning sometime after christmas. >>> workers won't feel all of the tax increases in their january paychecks. the american payroll association says it's
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
to be put aside, at least temporarily, with president obama and a number of members of congress and the first lady attending a memorial service that will be held for the late senator daniel inoue. that is set to get under way in about two hours. but behind the scenes i am told by white house officials that this is still very much a working vacation for president obama. i'm also told that conversations continue to go on at the staff level between staffers at the white house and on the hill. but of course the hard work probably won't get done until lawmakers return to washington. that is expected to happen after the christmas holiday. now, this was, of course, a big topic of conversation on all of the morning shows. here's what senator lindsey graham had to say on "meet the press" earlier. take a listen. >> to my republican colleagues, the ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want, that's a pretty good day. we had the same objective of lowering taxes. i like simpson bowles, eliminate taxes, lower the rates, put money on the debt. >> senator graham calling for compromi
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am PST
and so tone deaf that he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in the congress. look, he blames everything but guns, movies, the media, president obama, gun-free school zones, you name it, the video games, he blames them. now, trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. he is so adamant that i believe gun owners turn against him as well. look, he says the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. what about trying to stop the bad guy from getting the gun in the first place. that's common sense, most americans agree with it and i just think he's turning people off. that's not where america is at and he's actually helping us. >> senator graham, there are nra supporters, colleagues in the senate who are saying, look, let's not just make this a conversation about guns, it's got to be a broader conversation but i heard wayne lapierre say, no, he will not sign on to any new gun legislation. do you believe him? >> i don't think there's anybody in the coun
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
his death as a possible suicide. he was 42 years old. >>> and in hawaii today, president obama and first lady michelle obama attended a memorial service for one of the president's personal heroes, senator daniel inouye passed away monday after nearly 50 years in congress and serving our nation in world war ii. >>> still ahead as we continue on nbc nightly news, the new warnings from the feds about who's tracking your kids on all those mobile devices, sometimes collecting personal information without their knowledge. >>> and later, they are on track to make a big difference for a lot of kids this christmas. [ male announcer ] introducing centrum flavor burst adult multivitamins... a delicious new way to get essential vitamins you need. just bite into the tasty shell... to a chewy vitamin core collecting personal information new centrum flavor burst. an intense burning sensation i woke up with this horrible rash on my right side. like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
the next couple days. congress expected to be back at work on thursday. david curly, abc news, the white house. >> president obama is expected to attend the late senator danielle enowa's funeral in hawaii today. a public presentation was yesterday in hon allow lou. the casket carrying the 88-year-old veteran arrived there yesterday. he lost an arm in world war two and was the first japanese american elected to the senate. he died on monday and his body lay in state in washington for two days. >> did you see this? i did. one wheel of fortune spinner seemed to get it all, all the right letters and answers to the clues. but there was something about the way she said it that the show's producers did not like. abc has the story. >> she was on a roll. >> yeah! >>. >> twelve days of christmas. one thing swimin. they are swimming with the g. one lift letter cost her nearly $4,000. and was she robbed? this couple on the money talk guest post it before the work man. wrong! they lost $800,000. and screams. fox admitted the error and offered them another shot. >> season one of abc's who wants to be
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
-mails and phone calls over the next couple of days. congress expected to be back at work on thursday. david curly, abc news, the white house. >> president obama is expected to attend the late senator's funeral in hawaii today. a public visitation was held yesterday in honolulu. casket carrying the 88-year-old veteran arrived there yesterday. the senator lost an arm in world war two and was the first japanese american elected to the senate. he died on monday. his body lay in state at the capitol in washington for two days. >> up next, they answer the call to the holiday teeth troop. the made in america treat that's now filling cookie jars around the world. and a live look from the camera in san rafael where they are experiencing light rain, about 50 degrees. lisa will tell us whether that's going to last or get stronger. she has your >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:49. he are showing you live doppler 7hd. the red and the yellow are the hotspots bearing the brunt of the rain right now. you see santa rosa, cloverdale and further north heelsburg getting really slammed this morning. you can track th
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
, carried out the raid that killed osama bin laden. president obama and other dignitaries gathered to remember senator daniel inouye in hawaii. he was buried in honolulu. he was the first japanese american elected to both houses of congress and the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. inouye represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the the 88-year-old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> lawmakers are losing hope that a comprehensive deal to avoided fiscal cliff can be reached by the end of year. many are pushing for a patchwork measure. a broader plan to better balance taxes and cut spending would be discussed in the new year. congress is on break for christmas. they'll only have a few days to get any type of deal done when they return after the holiday. >>> mitt romney's sontagg says his father, quote, wanted to be less than anyone he's het in his life. he made those comments "the boston globe." tagg romney said his father had no desire to become president and would have stepped aside if he had someone to take his place. he described his fathe
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
, nothing that can be scored or analyzed, just another speech. if president obama wishes to avoid the fiscal cliff then he with all of the power and influence he holds as the leader of this nation must submit to congress in legislative form a plan that he believes can pass both chambers of congress with bipartisan support. no more secret meetings and pointless press conferences. your reaction to both of those? >> yes, i do agree with senator sessions. you know, back room deals, they never work out well. i do commend speaker boehner for allowing the house to work its will and to work by regular order. we have sent all of the bills that the senate needs to address this. the first one went over on may 10th which was reconciliation. august 1st was our tax extenders. the third was on our sequester. and then you finished in september with a path for tax reform. they are all on harry reid's desk. he can pick up whatever he wants. now for the president to think that just taking a break from the discussions will solve the issue, i don't understand what he thinks is going to come from that. we have ha
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
rolls on? >> reporter: well, miquel, it's hard to believe that president obama would not at some point come back to washington it is not officially on his calendar at this point but he has obviously come out here for christmas break while congress is away from washington as well and it is, of course, a little bit of a working vacation for him, as the white house tries to work something out with senate democrats, some sort of package to avoid these tax hikes for middle class americans here tend of the year. that's something, of course that will require some buy-in from senate republicans to pass. and it seems that unlikely that senate minority leader mitch mcconnell would want to negotiating? that he doesn't feel will be able to also pass the house, which would require the support of some house republicans and that's part of the reason why this is such a difficult task and it has really been thrown into question whether or not the country is going over the fiscal cliff. the senate will reconvene, it is on xenlg actual reconvene september 27th that is on thursday. and i think the expecta
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
-855-999-1399 or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. >>> if you're still listening to president obama and house speaker john boehner, you would be forgiven for thinking about the fiscal cliff fight is about taxes. >> unless the president and congress take action. tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer. >> if the argument is that they can't do, they can't increase tax rates on folks making $700,000 or $800,000 a year, that's not a persuasive argument to me and it's certainly not a persuasive argument to the american people. >> here is the rub -- the discussion centers on whether or not to let the top income tax rate jump from 35% to 39.6% on the marginal part. the part above the number of the let's call it $400,000. john boehner says don't give the government more revenue because it already spends altogether too much. now the question is not really wouldabout that 4 billion 6% continues on what the rich would pay in taxes. the real conversation boils down to the role of government. generally speaking, democrats are willing to entertain a bigger role of government in society, republicans want a role
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> president obama was not only honoring a public servant who inspired him personally, but paying homage to a past or a functional one. a past that is a flash in the rear-view mirror of this congress because this is the congress of today. >> as you know, the house did not take up the tax bill last night because we didn't have the votes to pass it. it's not the outcome that i wanted. that was the will of the house. >> it was the will of the house to do nothing? on thursday night, the members of the elected house of representatives decided it would you describe not their will to take a vote on their own leadership's proposal. it would have exempted the first million dollars of income from a tax increase. there was no chance of being passed into law as the president made clear he would veto it. if the speaker's plan b passed the democrat controlled senate. this was a republican proposal. house democrats would not have supported it. democrats couldn't agree to vote on it. instead, they walked out and went home for the holidays. forget about bipartisanship, this house couldn't achieve partisa
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
costs, the president decided, the democrats in congress voted, to take that -- >> i get your point -- >> average americans who are very sick are paying $2 billion to $3 billion more in taxes to pay for obama care. these are tax increases on the middle class put there by obama. he wants you to talk about taxing the rich as he's busy socking it to the middle class. >> i'm sorry. there is a luxury of a debate that washington may have, that folks like me on the ground in cities all across america don't have. i've got to balance a budget. but what we've had to do in newark is cut our workforce almost 25% and cut government spending almost 22 but we've had to raise taxes as well because it's a pragmatic way forward. but this is what i learned in newark. if you start cutting programs for the poor, you start to inflict a damage not on the poor but on yourself because in this country, it's the truth. it's easier to raise strong children than to heal broken men. we wonder why we have such high prison systems and high medical costs, we're not making the front end investments in colleges and u
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
tea party caucus. after running for congress in 2010 and beating strom thurmond's son, his fact act was to overturn obama care. and scott will be the first black senator from the south since reconstruction. the first black republican senator since edward brookes of massachusetts lost the re-election bid in 1978, and the only black senator currently serving. tim scott will be the seventh black senator in the nation's history and on three occasions have african-americaning been elected to the upper chamber. only one time has a blaek senator been both elected and re-elected. the governor is aware and she sounded self-conscious about the governor reerting an eastern american. >> it is very important to me as a minority female that congressman scott earned this seat. he earned this seat for the person that he is. he earned this seat for the results that he has shown. he earned this seat for what i know he's going to do in making south carolina and making our country proud. >> right now i want to bring in atlanta's democratic mayor, founder and president of the center for social inclusion
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
be interested to hear from the panel how the obama administration will apply these funds and how they will affect the pace of new embassy construction and staffing levels. in the end, our embassies are unlikely to be both perfect and safe if congress fails to devote additional funding. we should not forget lessons learned in the 1990's when the sharp budget cuts occurred. this funding squeeze resulted in clear deficiencies in our overall diplomatic capabilities that took years to correct. the state department budget remains a popular target for cuts. in recent years, we have avoided the type of funding decline at the state department experienced in the 1990's. diplomacy is not a luxury. it is essential to american national security, especially in an era of terrorism. we should fund the state department as the national security agency that it is. i look forward to our discussion. >> senator lugar, thank you very much. i will not ask questions. i will yield my time. i took a little bit longer with the opening. i just want to say a special thank you -- this will be senator lugar's l
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 3:33pm EST
. 2012] >> later, on friday, president obama met with harry reid and house speaker john boehner in been predicted to reporters that he would sign a bill before january, extending tax cuts for most americans. his brief remarks came as congress left without a vote on what would take effect next year. this is just under 10 minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. for the last few weeks, i have been working with the leaders of both parties on a proposal to get our deficit under control, to avoid tax cuts -- to avoid tax hikes on the middle-class. and to make sure we can spur jobs and economic growth. a balanced proposal that cuts spending, but also ask the wealthiest americans to pay more, a proposal that will strengthen the middle class over the long haul, and our economy over the long haul. in the course of these i still believe that reducing our deficit is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our economy and the confidence of our businesses. i remain committed to working towards that goal, whether it happens all at once, or whether but it happens in several different steps. bu
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
.com to learn about a free trial offer. >> lots of finger pointing apparently between president obama and speaker john boehner and you guys. when it comes to who is to blame for the fiscal cliff gridlock. >> i offered to compromise with republicans in congress. i met them halfway on taxes and i met them more than halfway on spending. >> the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals, while failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. >> kelly: now the wall street journal is reporting that the president reportedly threatened boehner saying he'll blame republicans in a state of the union speech if no deal is reached. here to weigh in on this matter, the host of fox news sunday, chris wallace. >> hi, guys. >> alisyn: chris, first the timeline because senator jeff sessions has come out and said the real deadline is not december 31st, it's actually this coming thursday because the house still needs to read it and ratify it so they must have a decision by thursday. are they just going to kick the can down the road here? >> well, it looks like
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